SIX ASSASSINS follows the efforts of Mu Jin-jia (Ling Yun) as he attempts to stop the depredations of the Emperor's brother, the dastardly Lord Li Ming. Under the guidance of Minister Ruan, Mu assembles a team of assassins to put an end to Li Ming's aforementioned depredations. Things don't quite work out as Mu and company had planned (for one thing, his wife, Shu-hui, is brutally murdered along the way, the kind of thing that can really cramp your style when you're looking to take down a tyrant) and Minister Ruan is kicked to the curb by royal edict and murdered. With the aid of Lily Li, Mu finally corners and dispenses with Li Ming. As with Akira Kurosawa's epic SEVEN SAMURAI, Mu's men don't fare too well. By film's end, only Lily Li is left standing alongside Mu atop a mountain as they remember the dead (who we see in flashbacks). All in all, worth seeing.
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